NS-15 Tingle, Slur and Drool: Myths and Reality of Local Anesthesia and Pain Control

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Program Overview:

We all start treatment with the intention of having profound anesthesia. However, patients may experience pain during treatment. This program focuses on the myths and reality of local anesthesia and successful management of endodontic pain. Important areas that will be examined are why anesthesia fails in mandibular teeth; the latest information on buffered lidocaine, articaine, preoperative analgesic medication for patients with irreversible pulpits including nitrous oxide; patient satisfaction; and how to integrate routine anesthesia with effective supplemental techniques. The objective is to consistently achieve profound anesthesia for your patients.  

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Define why anesthesia fails so often in the mandible.
  • Identify the latest information on buffered lidocaine, articaine and preoperative analgesic medications (including N2O) for patients with irreversible pulpitis.
  • Identify the effectiveness of preoperative analgesic medications for patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.

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Melissa Drum, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Melissa Drum is an endodontist and full-time educator. Dr. Melissa Drum is the Graduate Program Director at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

Al Reader D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Al Reader is a Professor in the Division of Endodontics and is a previous program director of Advanced Endodontics at the The Ohio State University.

Melissa Drum, D.D.S., M.S.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Al Reader, D.D.S., M.S.

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.